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The War Memorial commemorates those who served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The monument was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One.  

The monument was re-dedicated on 11 April 2015, and it was moved from its original position in the main street. The unveiling of the new plaque was made by Graham Edwards A.M., the Honourable Alannah McTiernan M.P. and the Mayor of Bassendean John Gangell.

Five clergymen carried out the re-dedication, one of them being the Army Area Chaplain in Western Australia, the Reverend Andrew McNeill.

Funding was received through the Anzac Centenary Grants Program for the relocation of the memorial. 

Monument characteristics :

A granite obelisk mounted on a wide, square base and plinth. There are four marble faces on which the veterans` names are inscribed. 

The West Guildford Soldiers Memorial was originally erected to commemorate those who served in World War One and was unveiled by His Excellency, the Governor of Western Australia, Sir Francis Newdegate on the 12th December 1920. His Excellency stated in his address that part of the appreciation of the memorial was that it had been erected by two returned soldiers who had taken part with those whose names were inscribed on the memorial. It was intended to inscribe the names of all who had enlisted at a later date.
The West Australian (Perth) ,20th December 1920.



Address:Guildford Road & Wilson Street, B.I.C. Reserve, Bassendean, 6054
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.903237
Long: 115.949682
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th December, 1920
Front Inscription

      Erected By
The Citizens Of West Guildford
To Commemorate The
Great War of 1914 - 1919  
    In Honour Of
Those Who Fought And Fell
In Defence Of The Empire

     [ Names ]

Inscription in Proximity

Plaque :

1939 - 1945
To Commemorate All
Those Who Served
Bassendean R S L

Plaque :

1962 - 1972
To Commemorate All
Those Who Served
Bassendean R S L

Source: MA,WMR
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